Random music news for Saturday, August 11, 2018

Random music news for Saturday, August 11, 2018
Alexa in your car? Well, this music festival porta-potty led to something unexpected. A blockchain toilet? These dance crazes are changing the world. A record shop in Kingston, Ontario, could be done for following a water main break. Instead “I shit you not” comment here. Chris Martin of Coldplay will appear on a posthumous Avicii track. Yep. This just emphasizes that how music can live even in war zones. Queens of the Stone Age is another band that’s aligned themselves with a Canadian cannabis company. I’m sure the place is a breeding ground for hantavirus. Handy tips: How to start recording your own demos. This guy has been waiting a long, long time to have a hit song. This is a good read: What, exactly, is “social music” in the age of streaming? I’ll let you know. I finally cleaned out the shed as part of my staycation duties. This is disturbing: 47% of Canadians won’t pay for news. The singing black hole. This defunct streaming company has been found guilty of scamming an Alzheimer’s patient out of $6.6 million. More handy tips: How to write a great song lyric. Facebook) for “news.” Uh-oh. This could mean drifting to non-official news sources (i.e. A much-regarded musician was one of the victims in the Fredericton shooting that left four dead. Cool! Leave it to Pussy Riot to constantly defy the Russian government. Meanwhile, here’s some music news for August 11, 2018. Eleven women have accused the former manager of The Lumineers of sexual assault and misconduct. Music festivals in Lebanon? Forget the algorithm. Good on them. Here’s his story. Here’s a look at Alexa Auto. Here’s how six music industry insiders find new music.